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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, December 15, 2016  

Industry news, expert analysis, and daily updates on the most significant insurance coverage legal developments—from the insurance and legal experts of The National Underwriter Company.


N.Y.'s Top Court Is Asked: What Does Reinsurance Policy's Per Occurrence Liability Cap Really Cap?
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has asked New York's highest court, the New York Court of Appeals, to decide whether a decade-old decision imposes "either a rule of construction, or a strong presumption, that a per occurrence liability cap in a reinsurance contract limits the total reinsurance available under the contract to the amount of the cap regardless of whether the underlying policy is understood to cover expenses such as, for instance, defense costs?" Read More

Life Insurance
Prudential Fraud Case Grows, Whistleblower Attorneys Speak Out
New Jersey husband and wife legal team Nancy Erika Smith and Neil Mullin are no strangers to whistleblower lawsuits. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Artist's Fall from Ladder Was Not Caused by Property Owner's Negligence, Jury Decides
An Illinois jury has rejected an artist's claim for damages stemming from his fall from a ladder, ruling in favor of the property owner. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Widow's Public Policy Challenge to "Household Exclusion" in Auto Policy Is Rejected in Pennsylvania
A federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that a "household exclusion" in a limited use classic car insurance policy did not violate public policy and precluded coverage for a widow's claim for underinsured motorist benefits. Read More

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Automobile Insurance

California Insurance Department Issues New "Anti-Steering in Auto Body Repair" Regulations
The California Insurance Department has issued new "Anti-Steering in Auto Body Repair" regulations that, it said, will "increase consumer protections to prevent consumers from being misled or claims delayed when a collision-damaged vehicle needs to be repaired." Read More

In the States
NAIC Elects 2017 Officers
Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners ("NAIC") have elected new officers for 2017. Read More

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Allstate Announces Autonomous Vehicle Research Agreement  Read More

Cheryl Yakey Joins Wilson Elser's Chicago Office as a Part  
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ABIR Officers Elected for 2017-2018 Term — O'Donnell Named Chair  
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XL Catlin Appoints New Multinational Casualty Insurance Leader  
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Great American Insurance Group Announces Leadership Succession Plans  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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